Truck Accidents

While any vehicle accident can be frightening, there can be no question that a collision with a large commercial truck is one of the most terrifying experiences that any driver could face. A fully-loaded large truck can weigh over 80,000 pounds, while a typical passenger vehicle weighs approximately 3,000 pounds. Because the injuries suffered in trucking accidents are typically very serious, it is incredibly important that you hire an attorney with expertise in trucking accidents to handle your case.

After a truck accident, the trucking company and its insurer typically start an investigation immediately. Their goal is often to limit the amount of money that an injured person will be able to recover. They will review the police report, get recorded statements from everyone involved, examine the vehicles, take photographs and try to establish the extent of the injuries. Much of this will take place within the first 24 to 48 hours after the accident, and will usually be accomplished within a week.  

Have an Attorney On Your Side

Having an attorney by your side in the aftermath of a trucking accident is key to protecting your legal rights.  If the trucking company or its insurer will not provide a fair settlement for your losses, a seasoned truck accident attorney can file a lawsuit on your behalf to make sure that you get the money that you deserve.

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Causes of Truck Accidents

Unfortunately, collisions like these are all too common on Texas roads and interstates. Trucking accidents may be caused by:

  • Distracted driving
  • Poor training, including a failure to teach defensive driving techniques and safe handling of large vehicles
  • A compensation systems that encourage truck drivers to speed to meet deadlines
  • Unrealistic schedules for truck drivers that may leave inadequate time for sleep
An experienced truck accident attorney will examine all aspects of your case, including the possibility that the policies of the driver’s employer may have led to the accident.

Truck Accident Attorneys in Dallas, Texas

If you or someone you love have been injured in a truck accident, you will need a skilled attorney to help you. At the Law Office of Chad West, we typically handle truck accident cases on a contingent fee basis — which means that we do not charge a fee unless you get a settlement or award. Our attorneys are skilled at handling truck accident cases, and can guide you through the process and protect your rights.